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Tech Update: Fact-checking political ads? There's an app for that

by Brand & Martínez

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A screenshot of the SuperPACApp in action, which automatically fact-checks and finds information on political ads. Courtesy of Vertaline

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins the show to talk about the latest news in the tech world.

The Knight Foundation and MIT Media Lab recently launched a new app called SuperPACApp. If you use the app while watching a political ad on TV, the app automatically tells you the accuracy of the ads and political statements.

Introducing... Super PAC App from superpacapp on Vimeo.

Speaking of the rough truth, tech company Vertaline has created a heat map of the rudest and nicest places in the U.S., by scanning any tweet that said "Good Morning" or a few choice swear words, in 462 U.S. locations between July 14 and 24. The rudest areas? Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. The nicest? Southern states. It probably has something to do with all of the journalists in L.A.


John Moe, is the host of the Marketplace Tech Report, which airs every weekday at 7 p.m. on KPCC.

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